Medicare does not give out DNA Kits

Medicare does not give out DNA kits Share this page Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In July 19, 2019 by Lisa Lake Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal …

Medicare Summer Health Tip

Gardening this summer? Whether you’re new to gardening or have a green thumb, remember to keep your health and safety a priority. Did you know that gardeners can be prone to tetanus infections? Tetanus lives in the soil and enters the body through breaks in the skin, especially when using sharp tools, digging in the dirt, or handling plants with …

Don’t Be Misled by False Medicare or Social Security Ads

Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or non-government businesses from using words or emblems that …

New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic

New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic As part of our prevention efforts, we’ve introduced new Medicare Part D opioid safety policies to reduce prescription opioid misuse while preserving medically necessary access to these medications. The new opioid policies include improved safety alerts at the pharmacy for Part D beneficiaries who are filling their initial opioid prescription or who are …

Have you not received your new Medicare card?

If you have not received your new Medicare card? Look around the house for any old or unopened mail. Your new Medicare card will come in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services. Sign in to MyMedicare.gov to get your number or print your official card. Now that we’ve finished mailing new cards, your new …

2018 – Client Success Stories

Client Success Stories – 2018 1. When you qualify for Medicaid, it’s safe to say you don’t have extra spending money and meeting your basic needs can be challenging. I met with a client who has been on disability for a long time. He came in for an annual review of his Medicare prescription coverage. Because he is dually eligible …

Prevent osteoporosis

Many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone. Did you know Medicare can help you prevent or detect osteoporosis at an early stage, when treatment works best? Talk to your doctor about getting a bone mass measurement (bone density). If you’re at risk, Medicare Part B covers this test once every 24 months (more often if …

Client Success Story 1

I had a gentleman and his wife come to me last year. They have a friend who has a Blue Cross Blue Shield Legacy plan and he is so happy with it, they wanted it also. However, when they found out how much it was going to cost per month they were not happy. They were both in a PPO …

Client Success Story 4

I met with a beneficiary today who found MMAP by calling the number on the back of the Medicare and You book. She had never met with a SHIP counselor before, but her husband’s premium was going up so she thought she would check it out. In our review of his medications, she said he was in the donut hole …

A Message from the Executive Director

November 15, 2017 Our team members are amazing – a team of over 800 strong who are committed to improving the lives of Michigan’s Medicare beneficiaries! They are amazing as singular and unique team members, and amazing as a group. I’m always running into people who tell me how just one member of our team made a positive difference in …